Symptoms of Farsightedness
People with farsightedness can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty seeing objects that are up close. Farsighted people sometimes have headaches or eyestrain, and may squint or feel fatigued when performing work at close range.
Farsightedness occurs when light rays entering the eye focus behind
the retina, rather than directly on it. The eyeball of a farsighted
person is shorter than normal.
Farsightedness can be corrected with the following:
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Commonly Asked Questions:
What will help?
Some patients choose to use glasses or contacts to correct farsightedness.
Other patients choose refractive surgery such as LASIK.
Are Farsightedness and Presbyopia the same
No, they're not. They are caused by different problems with the eye.
Farsightedness is caused by the eyeball being shorter than normal. Presbyopia
is caused by the lens losing its flexibility.
Am I a good candidate for refractive surgery?
Your body and your eyes must be healthy, and your vision prescription
must be stable. A complete examination and consultation with your
eye care professional will help determine the answer to these questions.
It's recommended that you leave your contact lenses off for two weeks
(soft lenses) or three weeks (rigid lenses) prior to this consultation. Make an appointment